This is a question that we get asked regularly at the NSC and a surprisingly high percentage of owners either do not check, or have any way of knowing, how their solar PV system is performing. The majority of system owners invest in solar PV for financial reasons and under-performing systems can effect the calculations … Continue reading “How do you know if your solar PV system is performing well?”
The Education & Health category in this year’s BREEAM Awards 2016 is a real life ‘Battle of Britain’.
The global trend of urbanisation poses opportunities and challenges for city leaders. Rapidly growing cities will need to build infrastructure and services which support people to access jobs and education. Leading cities will provide a good quality of life to residents and achieve success in the global marketplace by creating resilient, sustainable and healthy urban … Continue reading “Growing Cities Sustainably”
The control of energy in buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of tried and tested systems incorporating both mature and innovative technologies. Building controls are designed to provide a comfortable climate for building occupants while ensuring this is delivered with the lowest possible energy consumption. BRE’s Dr. Andy Lewry, a fellow of the Energy Managers … Continue reading “Energy management – back to basics”
How much do you know about BRE? Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, government or real estate, you have most likely come across either our research, products, services, standards or qualifications in the UK and internationally. As like any complex organisation, we are much more than meets the eye.Watch the video below to get to … Continue reading “We are BRE”
New guide from BRE IHS Press explores the psychology behind behaviour change A new guide by Mindy Hadi explores how organisations can engage their staff in saving energy in the workplace. “Energy use in both domestic and non-domestic buildings is influenced by a variety of factors: physical factors, such as the building itself, its services … Continue reading “Changing energy behaviour in the workplace”
Watch our latest video where BRE researcher Andy Lewry discusses how to Bridge the Performance Gap Building Operators need clear and realistic guidance on targeting energy running costs and on the potential savings available. At their disposal are two seemingly irreconcilable indicators of performance: the EPC which provides a theoretical assessment of the asset and … Continue reading “Bridging the Performance Gap”
New publication: Producing the business case for investment in energy efficiency “One of the biggest obstacles to the uptake of low-carbon measures is the production of a poor business case. The Dragon’s Den scenario, in which entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to secure investment, holds in that unless the business case stacks up and can take … Continue reading “The secret to unlocking investment in low carbon measures”